Channellock’s new family of SpeedGrip American-made tongue & groove pliers have fast-adjusting feature and patent-pending crosshatch teeth. SpeedGrip prevents adjustment slippage by locking into strong channels at the push of a button. This feature is designed to make it twice as fast with more adjustments than standard tongue & groove pliers. This tool then stays in place until the adjustment button is engaged, preventing the need for constant re-adjustments. Channellock
Product Vending Machines for Customer Locations
1sourcevend, a provider of inventory control software founded by the owner of an industrial distribution business, is introducing new product vending machines. The machines give customers the option to daisy chain coil/lockers together to vend many more items from the same touchscreen interface. The combo machines will allow customers to vend high-turn, disposable items like gloves and cutting tools while also vending returnable, high-value items like power tools and gauges all from the same unit.
“We knew that flexible configuration is an important feature in our customers’ vending machines, so we created a better way for them to vend multiple SKUs of various sizes from the same machine,” says Mark Hill, president of 1sourcevend. “We call them combo units because the customer has full control of combining the units to suit their individual needs.” 1sourcevend
Shear to Cut Strut, Raceway, Threaded Rod & Other Materials
The Greenlee Shear 30T now has seven new die sets and a new bare kit configuration option, giving professionals the ability to choose dies specific to their needs and utilize compatible pumps that they currently own. Mounted on a mobile work station, the transportable Shear 30T is designed to increase productivity, improve precision and eliminate the need for rework while cutting strut, threaded rod, DIN rail and Legrand 3000 Series Raceway.
The Shear 30T uses interchangeable dies made from durable, long-lasting material and can be rotated to extend die life. The die profile design offers compatibility with multiple brands and sizes of strut, providing versatility for the operator. The quick die change system allows the user to easily swap out dies with no tools or loose parts. For increased efficiency, the dies automatically retract after each cut so that they are in position for repeated use. In addition, the use of dies improves safety by eliminating sharp exposed blades when cutting various types.
VDV Cable Certifier
The new technology in the LanTEK IV is designed to provide faster test times, and according to the press release engineers and technicians can conduct and save a Cat6A test within seven seconds. The meter can connect to Wi-Fi and to the new IDEAL AnyWARE Cloud test management system to enable real time collaboration between Project Managers and Field Technicians. This new functionality enables project information and test setup to be pre-configured, saving time and eliminating potentially costly setup errors. Ideal Networks
The Klein-Kurve Shear-Cut, Heavy-Duty Wire Stripper (Cat. No. K12035), features shear-cutting knives for a lower force to cut copper wire and larger cables. This updated model integrates Klein’s quadruple-strength design and six stripping holes for use on 8-20 AWG wire. “Klein’s newest innovation, the K12035, not only provides professionals with an expanded wire stripping range but also shear-cutting knives for easier cutting,” says Tyler Winthers, senior product manager at Klein Tools. Klein Tools
Solar Charging Kit
Legrand’s new Solar Charging Kit adds USB charging for mobile devices to commercial and hospitality outdoor spaces without the time or hassle of a full construction project. The Solar Charging Kit can be used in any region and one full day of direct sunlight is enough to fully recharge the station. The included battery is designed to hold energy throughout the day and night. Each kit includes a solar panel assembly with battery, three charging shelves and more. Shelving units offer two USB-A ports that are illuminated and protected with a sliding cover, keeping connections safe from all types of weather. Legrand
Power Distribution Blocks
NSI’s NPDB Series of Power Distribution Blocks (PDBs) are designed to provide a safe, convenient way to splice and tap power conductors. The comprehensive series of 26 products are designed for short circuit current rating (SCCR) applications up to 100,000 amperages (100 kA) when properly fused. UL Listed to UL1953 and UL1059 (cULus), the NPDB Series offers a variety of line side (primary) and load side (secondary) port configurations. The family of products also feature dual-rated, 90 degrees Celsius (AL9CU) ports, accepting copper or aluminum conductors, providing a greater flexibility in control panel wiring and wire management. NSI Industries
Long-Distance PoE Solution
Remee Wire & Cable’s Activate Powered Cable Solutions (PCS) is a Power over Ethernet (PoE) Cable solution for extended distances. It includes a selection of standard and customized Category and hybrid copper and fiber-optic cable configurations to accommodate the varying needs of both small and large cabling projects. They can be used indoors or outdoors in commercial enterprise ethernet networks, industrial ethernet networks and many other applications such as wireless and home or building automation devices. Remee Wire & Cable
Surge Arrestors for Railroad Applications
TE Connectivity (TE) is introducing a new surge arrester for the railway sector that can be mounted directly on the transformer, thus taking away a product from the train’s rooftop. The surge arrester is fully tested against shock and vibration, and meets the fire and smoke norms of EN45545-2. With an ever-growing number of double decker trains, high products on rooftops can create challenges with tunnels and bridges. But it’s not just height; roof space on trains in general comes at a premium as more and more components need to be placed on rooftops, several of them requiring free space around them as well. The short circuit current is 20kA and the product is tested for 15kV and 25kV AC track systems. TE Connectivity
Added as an option to SmartGuard’s standard Receptacle and GFCI Covers, the company now includes Made-in-America, ribbed rivets, pre-installed for the easiest and quickest way to safely and securely protect electrical devices at pre-fab shops and for general protection from paints, textures and wall coverings. Installers simply push the rivets into the ground lugs to securely set the cover for safe transport and onsite job conditions. Covers are router proof and absolutely will not fall off. They install in about one second and take about the same time to remove.